Headteacher's Welcome

E = Expecting engagement

L = Learning for the future

M= Making good progress

H= Helping each other

U = Understanding

R = Raising our standards

S = Sharing our skills

T = Trying our very best!


We are a busy but friendly school with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both children and parents.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.

Thank you for visiting.

Tracy Edwards and  Mike Lawrence




Max, in Year 6, has written this. Will it persuade you? 

Are you struggling to find the ideal school for your child? Do you want your child to have fun but learn exciting, new things? Then you need to send your child to Elmhurst Junior School in order to give them the five star education they need. 

Elmhurst Junior School helps children aged 7-11 with their education. We will teach them a range of lessons such as: Maths, Talk for Writing, Guided Reading, PE and so much more. From 10.30-10.50 and 12.30- 1.30, we have break. During that time, children can meet up with their friends and have fun under adult supervision. We have a quiet area in the playground where your child and his/her friends can quietly chat or just sit back and relax. Elmhurst also (for a small cost) provides tasty, healthy, hot dinners so that you don't have to buy the food and go through all that hassle. But if you prefer to make your child's lunch, then that's fine. 

Our school offers a range of attractions such as: a gymnasium, two outdoor netball courts and thirteen classrooms. We also have PE coaches who come in from Sporting World and other companies to keep your child fit and healthy.

The school has its own official website where you can find out what's happening on the school calendar. You can see photos of some of the pupils doing things they love. Also, on the website, there is an Anti-Bullying video made by our year 6 Buddies, Sports Ambassadors and School Council members.

So what are you waiting for? Come and have a look around today! 


Phoebe, in Year 6, has written this. We think we will adopt her slogan next year as the school motto! 

Are your children not getting enough outdoor space? Are they being bullied? Well search no longer, because Elmhurst is at the top of the shop!

No longer will your children struggle at reading. At Elmhurst we have assistants to spend time with them and produce a more confident reader who can read in style!
Education is very important for the future. But when your child is sat day-dreaming, hand on head and pencil in the mouth you have to get to Elmhurst! We get to do fun lessons whilst having enough education at the same time.
Last but not least: bullies. They are horrible, horrifying and heart-breaking! Elmhurst is an anti-bullying school and we don't allow any bullies. I have never been bullied in Elmhurst and I have been here for four years.
Last of all, forest school. Every now and then Mr. Jones holds a a forest school session for free! You will get some wellies on, then march your way over to Keyhole Copse which is our set of trees and do some amazing activities to test your senses. 
Come on over to Elmhurst: practise, progress then perfect!




Elmhurst Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures and policies are in place to support pupils and staff at school. If a pupil or parent has a concern they should contact the school immediately. Please see our Child Protection Policy on our Policies and Documents page for further details.

See also our Complaints Procedure.

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The NSPCC link will take you to an interesting booklet to help you determine whether it is safe for your child to be out alone. 


      What do people have to say about our school? 


      David Theobald, the Senior Primary Advisor for Somerset, visited our school during October. Here are a few of his comments from his report:

      "The school considers the quality of teaching to be good and improving and all lessons observed during this visit support this judgement, with several examples of outstanding practice...Pupils demonstrated good attitudes and positive learning behaviours...  highly effective support provided by Teaching Assistants...Teachers demonstrated good subject knowledge and a sound use of appropriate technical vocabulary, not only in Literacy and Mathematics but also in Music and PE sessions...Teaching and Learning is supported by an interesting and varied curriculum and themes are clearly evident in classroom displays..."



      Councillor Claire Axten visited the school on November 11th 2015 as part of the Remembrance Service. She wrote:

      "I wanted to write and say a huge thank you to you for the Remembrance Day service and play. It was a wonderful and very moving occasion. The children performed with such confidence and enjoyment. Those who "read" poems had obviously learned them. I am so glad to have been invited to such an excellent morning." 


      "On arrival I was welcomed into a clean, calm and well-ordered school by friendly and professional office staff....I was impressed with the learning environment in general....Teachers are confident in their classrooms, friendly and welcoming... The children were extremely well behaved and courteous to each other, and to me as a visitor.... All classes presented as calm, well ordered and a place fit for children to learn..."

      Judith Barrett, Head of St. Michael's Academy and LLE (Local Leader of Education)


      "Keep up the good work - the school was buzzing!" 

      Sarah Cook - Somerset Literacy Advisor


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      Parents comments about Sports morning:

      "Thank you so much for a brilliant sports day! It was one of the best I have ever been to.. and having four children, I have attended many! ! it was so organised and well thought through. I loved the idea of the lower and upper school parallel. Timings worked really well and the programme was clear. There was a real sense of fun and enjoyment coming from both the children and the adults. It was also uplifting to see a good balance between competitiveness and camaraderie!" Libby Whorton

      "I want to say this sports day was fabulous. I am so glad that you have brought the traditional running races. It's lovely to see some healthy competition between the children and to see the team work between them develop. We always celebrate those that are academically gifted but tend to miss those who are talented in other ways. Fabulous day. Thank you!" Jess Lee

      "I thought is was brilliant.  It was well planned and organised with no hanging around, it ran smoothly.  The cream teas and refreshments were very welcome and added to the lovely atmosphere.  Of course the good weather that you obviously arranged also helped!  Overall a super morning." Anne Cave 

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        • Our school is steeped in history. Follow these links to find out more about Elmhurst in the past: 

      Elmhurst Grammar School

      Somerset Guide